West End:- 16 Common Terns, 1 Little Egret, 1 Coot, 3 Mandarin, 2 juvenile Moorhens, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 42 Greylag Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Black-headed Gulls in heavy moult, 12 Mallard, 46 Great Crested Grebe.
Dam End;- 2 adult + 8 young Egyptian Geese, 19 Canada Geese, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Starlings, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 14 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls, 2 Swift, 6 House Martins, 1 Garden Warbler, 16 Mallards, 2 Mandarin.

West End:- 56 Great Crested Grebes including 4 on nests.
Whillet’s:- 1 Stonechat, 2 Garden Warbler. 16 Grass Snakes and 5 Common Lizards under tins,
Butterflies- 55 Meadow Brown, 12 Large Skipper, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small Copper, 3 Common Blue, 2 Burnet Companion Moths, 1 Cinnabar Moth, 6 White-legged Damselfly, 1 Large Red-eyed Damselfly, 1 Blue Tail Damselfly, Roe deer with 2 young fawns.

The Sailing Club BBQ and social event, to which we were invited, has been postponed.
We will bring you news of the changed arrangements when we know them.
Apologies for the lateness of this information.

Whillet’s:- Stonechat, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat plus 3+ fledged young.
Butterflies included: 15 Meadow Brown, 1m Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral.
Moths: 1 Cinnabar, 1 Yellow Shell,
Dragonflies: 1 Emperor, 2 Black-tailed Skipper, 1 Banded Demoiselle, 2 Beautiful Demoiselle, 2 (m+f) Large Red-eyed Damselfly, 4 White-legged Damselfly.
9 Grass Snakes, 3 Common Lizards.

WeBS
Dam End:- 22 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 4+4 well-grown young Canada Geese, 2 + 7 small young Egyptian Geese, 13 Mandarin, 12+2 y Mallard, 1 Red Kite flyover, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull flyover, 6 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+2 juv Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, nesting pair of Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw flyover, 1 Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1m Bullfinch.  (No sign of Nightingale off North Bank footpath; but noted a couple of Twayblade still in flower along the path).
West End:-  11 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 51 Cormorant,  34 Greylag,  8+3y Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, 8 pairs of Common Tern nesting on rafts, 1 Kingfisher 1 Stock Dove, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat nesting, 1 Goldcrest heard, 2 Nuthatch. Also 2 Speckled Wood butterflies at Car Park.
Whillet’s:- 1f+4 well-grown young Mallard, 5 Buzzards circling high, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 2 juv Stonechat, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellowhammer singing. Also at least 6 Smooth Newts in Meadow Pond.
Whillet’s Insects:-
Damselflies:  30+ Azure, 2 Blue-tailed, 8 White-legged damselfly (see pics), 3 Large Red, also 5+ Beautiful Demoiselle (See pic), 1 Banded Demoiselle (See pic).
Dragonflies: 2f Emperor – egg laying, 1f Broad-bodied Chaser, 1 Downy Emerald seen at Whillet’s bridge.
Butterflies: Up to 5 Common Blue, 2 Small Copper, 3 Small Heath, 1 Red admiral.
Day-flying Moths:  3 Burnet Companion, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Blood Vein.

Male Banded Demoiselle

Newly emerged White-legged Damselfly

Pair of Beautiful Demoiselle in the wheel position

Pair of White-legged Damselflies in wheel position

North Bank:- Mid-afternoon 1 Nightingale singing and showing on path between North Bank and Busses Farm.
Dam End:- 4 House Sparrows in Horse Paddock, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Swift, 6 House Martin. 2 Small Heath Butterfly.
West End:- 2 Egyptian Geese with 8 young goslings,1 Redshank on raft, 7 sitting Common Terns, 1 Mandarin, 23 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Kingfisher.